Dark Chocolate Truffle Recipe: THE ULTIMATE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT! These rich delicious chocolate treats are super easy to make and are packed with tons of chocolate flavor! If your Valentine loves chocolate then these Dark Chocolate Truffles are a must! Creamy and elegant, these dark chocolate truffles have a soft, melt-in-your mouth filling. Beautiful enough as a gift and elegant enough to serve.
These rich delicious chocolate treats are super easy to make and are packed with tons of chocolate flavor!
For the Truffles
1 cup heavy whipping cream
5 (4 ounce) semi sweet chocolate bars, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
For the Chocolate Coating
2 (4 ounce) semi sweet chocolate bars, chopped
1/4 cup shortening
For the Optional Toppings
red, pink and white candy melts, melted
For the Truffles:
In a large microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream, chocolate and butter. Heat 1 minute and 30 seconds, stir until smooth, shiny and all butter is melted. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 4 hours or until firm enough to roll. Roll into 1-inch size balls; place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate an additional 1 hour or until firm.
TIP: To make forming the truffles into balls I started with a small cookie scoop that lend a 1-inch ball.
For the Chocolate Coating:
In a medium microwave safe bowl add the chocolate and shortening. Microwave on high in 30 seconds intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth (about a total of 1 minute and 30 seconds).
Use a fork, dip each ball in the melted chocolate mixture. shake off excess, and place on a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator to harden (about 15 minutes). Store in an airtight container on the counter (NOT IN THE REFRIGERATOR) up to 2 weeks.
For the Optional Toppings:
Add a touch of Valentine's Day to these truffles with melted candy! Melt candy, pour into piping bags or zip top bags. Snip the end or corner and in a back and forth motion add color to your truffles. While the candy is still wet add sprinkles!
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